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Does Financial Connectedness Predict Crises?

Author/Editor: Camelia Minoiu | Chanhyun Kang | V.S. Subrahmanian | Anamaria Berea
Authorized for Distribution: December 24, 2013
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Summary: The global financial crisis has reignited interest in models of crisis prediction. It has also raised the question whether financial connectedness - a possible source of systemic risk - can serve as an early warning indicator of crises. In this paper we examine the ability of connectedness in the global network of financial linkages to predict systemic banking crises. Our results indicate that increases in a country's financial interconnectedness and decreases in its neighbors' connectedness are associated with a higher probability of banking crises after controlling for macroeconomic fundamentals.
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Series: Working Paper No. 13/267
Subject(s): Global Financial Crisis 2008-2009 | Financial crisis | Banking crisis | Financial risk | Economic integration
    Published:   December 24, 2013        
    ISBN/ISSN:   9781475554250/1018-5941   Format:   Paper
    Stock No:   WPIEA2013267   Pages:   44
    Price:   US$18.00
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